Transmission, Munich, Germany

MARCH 2007 – Close-up of a mechanical transmission. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Next to the pools in front of the Nymphenburg Castle in Munich, Germany, I discovered a mechanical transmission. It was not meant to be a piece of art but is still actively used to (manually) manage the water levels in the pools – so, it has a use, even if it looks rusty and old-fashioned.

The morning sun illuminated the transmission perfectly, and I used a 180 mm focal length to get this interesting shot. The white and rusty colors of the transmission provide a nice contrast against the subdued gray and blue surrounding it. I can imagine this as a large poster in an otherwise simplistic room. It has something.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time13-MAR-2007, 10:22
LocationMunich, Germany
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 70-200 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/4000 sec at f/4
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4992 x 3328 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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